Standards & Certification

NCMA designations are the gold standard of professional excellence in Contract Management.

Standards & Certification

You earn CPCM, CFCM and CCCM certifications through a valuable combination of education and practical experience.

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Want to stand out in the field of Contract Management? Choose your path and become a leader.

  • CPCM

    Certified Professional Contract Manager

    For both government and commercial contract managers.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree *
    • > 5 years experience
    • > 120 hours of continuing professional education
    • Application fee: $210 (members) / $410 (non-members) Exam fee: $125 ($150 for non-U.S. applicants)
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  • CFCM

    Certified Federal Contract Manager

    For professionals supporting federal government initiatives, based on the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree *
    • > 1 year experience
    • > 80 hours of continuing professional education
    • Application fee: $150 (members) / $350 (non-members) Exam fee: $125 ($150 for non-U.S. applicants)
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  • CCCM

    Certified Commercial Contract Manager

    For commercial contract managers, based on the Uniform Commercial Code.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree *
    • > 1 year experience
    • > 80 hours of continuing professional education
    • Application fee: $150 (members) / $350 (non-members) Exam fee: $125 (nationally) / $150 (internationally)
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Maintaining Certification

Already certified? Maintain your status and advance your career, with NCMA’s many opportunities to earn continuing education credits.

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Recertification

All certificants (CPCM, CFCM, CCCM) are required to recertify by December 31, every 5th year.

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